About this listing
Our cozy ‘Quaint’ Bermuda Cottage located in the Parish of Warwick, the center of the island is best suited for either 1 person or a couple.
This property is situated in sub-tropical garden setting in a quiet residential neighborhood in Warwick and within 3 easy minutes walking distance of both bus route and local supermarket. (Please note there are no sidewalks on most of Bermuda's roadways. Walk single file ,face the traffic and where light clothing if walking at night.) Easy access to Bermuda’s South Shore Beaches as well as the golf courses of Port Royal, Riddell’s Bay, Southampton Princess and Belmont by bus or moped. The beach is walkable via trailways but you need to be able to walk hills and uneven terrain.
The unit is a "home from home", comfortable and fully air-conditioned. It contains a fully equipped galley kitchen, bedroom with comfortable queen bed, living room/dining area and a large bathroom with bath. The cottage has flat screen TV, cable, Blu Ray DVD. This unit has access to wireless Internet.
The location is central to the east & west. It's easy to get around from here via the #8 bus or moped. Last bus from the City of Hamilton is 11:45 pm but you can always hail a taxi. Pedal bicycles can be rented nearby for the energetic. The accommodation is kept clean, comfortable and private while the setting is tropical - all set for relaxation and fun. Feel free to stroll through our garden or lounge in the shade of a tree.
We ask is that our guests make themselves at home, as if it was their own and treat everything with respect. We want guests to enjoy everything about their visit to our cottage.
This is a non- smoking unit.
Bedroom: Queen Bed, Night table, dresser and ample closet space. Bathrobes, Towels, Beach towels, linens, iron, ironing board, hair dryer.
Baby pack n play.. is available to use and is suitable for infant or toddler.
Living Room: Futon couch, 2 chairs, coffee table, TV & cable (basic)
Kitchen: Fully equipped with Refrigerator, Stove/Oven, coffee maker, tea kettle, toaster, microwave, pots, pans, bowls, cutlery & dishes
Dining Room: Set up for 4 but extension leaf (in closet) can be added to the table.
Outside sitting area with cafe table and chairs.
Cable & Internet (wireless) and all the amenities and comforts of home
Access to Laundry Room on the property (dryer is coin operated). Clothes line is available and with our lovely weather, line drying is convenient.
No Smoking inside house
Please turn off air conditioning and lights when you go out.
Outside security light should remain on for your safety.
Please conserve water - we only have what we catch on our roofs when it rains.
The 1 dog (British Fox Terrier) is friendly but please don't let her inside.
Ask us if you need anything or have any questions about anything.
What’s in the Area?
Bus, Railway Trail, Beaches, Marketplace Grocery Store
Eateries within a short walk ~ Island Cuisine, Wok Express, Mr. Chicken, Pizza House, Scoops Ice Cream Parlour
Restaurants with short taxi drive ~ Four Ways Inn, Blu' Restaurant , Newstead's Spa & Beau Rivage Restaurant. Mickey's on the Beach Restaurant at Elbow beach, The Fairmont Southampton Princess Hotel has a selection of venues, The Dining room at the Lighthouse & Henry VIII Restaurant & Pub .
All guests are welcomed to wander the garden and if they choose to place a one of the lounge chairs to a quiet spot to enjoy the surroundings. We have a large BBQ that you may use. Just ask and we can roll it to a suitable spot.
Interaction with Guests
We make every effort to greet all guests and ensure you are settled. After that point we will take the lead from you. If you wish your space alone (no problem) but we can normally be found in the garden and are pleased to take breaks and have a chat.
Grocery store is a short walk but remember to walk single file on Bermuda's roads. Family style "Island Cuisine" cafe is very close ( 2 minute walk) should you wish to eat out for breakfast or dinner. We can recommend many other options, JUST ASK. Bermuda is diverse and Bermudians take pride in sharing their country with visitors.
One minute walk to # 8 bus route. This route is the best served route to the west end and quick stop at main depot in Hamilton to transfer to east end locations. You can walk approx. 20 minutes to ride the ferry into Hamilton from the Belmont Ferry stop. Moped or bicycles are available for tourist rental. Most Rentals places will come and pick you up if required.
Other Things to Note
If you plan to use the public bus system remember to use the schedule. Take note of Sunday and public holidays have different times schedules.
This is a non smoking property. We have non- smoking guests who can pick up the slightest hint of smoke which can come in on clothes and waft in with the breeze.
When you leave the property please ensure you have locked all doors, switched off the interior lights, small appliances, and air conditioning to conserve resources.
We live on the property so no unauthorized guests are allowed to stay overnight.
The outside security light should remain on for your safety if you plan on returning after dark. There is no street lighting in the neighborhood so leaving the exterior light on will help when returning after dark.
Please conserve water - we only have what we catch on our roofs when it rains.
Our dog is friendly but please don't let her inside. Other guests may have allergies so play with Annie outside.
Ask us if you need anything or have any questions we will do are best to provide answers.
We had a great time in Bermuda at Michael and Lesley's guest house. This place is HUGE! Full bedroom, bathroom, dining room, kitchen, and living room. Not to mention a little patio that's perfect for breakfast. You're not going to find a better value anywhere on the island. Bermuda isn't much for discounts so comparatively this place is an absolute steal. Michael and Lesley were extremely friendly and helpful and made my wife and I feel very welcome. Hell, they even have fast internet included.
We thought the location was great too. Sort of centrally located on the island you're never too far from anything. There are bus stops right down the driveway and buses on the island are very easy. We never did end up renting a scooter (though we tried). But we didn't really miss it with the excellent bus service.
You're about a 15 minute walk from the nearest beach and it's a pretty easy 30 minute walk to Horseshoe on less busy roads if you're like us and don't mind walking.
Overall I can't think of a single thing about this place we didn't love. Thanks again Michael and Lesley!
The cottage is wonderful as many other reviewers noted. We would rent it again in a heartbeat. Location is central, quiet and safe but to see the island easily and inexpensively a scooter is highly recommended. When we were there the path to the beach had overgrown to become unusable.
Thank you Tara for your feedback regarding the overgrowth condition of Tribe Road # 7, Warwick which provides access to the South Shore beaches and the railway trail. It appears the works and engineering department is struggling to keep up with the overgrowth on our highways and byways. I have reported to people who can pass on to the correct departmental head to get this rectified.
My husband and I enjoyed our 1 week stay at Michael and Lesley Archer's "Cozy and Comfy" cottage in Bermuda. Our hosts provided useful information to us about travel to Bermuda before we left home, and warmly welcomed us upon our arrival.
The cottage was clean and comfortable, well stocked, and provided ample space for the two of us. We found it really useful to have a full galley kitchen in the unit and a grocery store located nearby. We sometimes ate out, but typically retreated back in the evening to prepare a meal, kick back and relax in our "home away from home." The cottage is conveniently located near to some gorgeous beaches, a grocery store and bus service. In addition, they have a lovely, secluded garden area... a little piece of heaven.
Our hosts were readily available if you needed them, but gave you your "space" if that's what you desired. In our case, we thoroughly enjoyed getting to know Michael, Lesley, their son Paul and delightful dog Annie. We had a lovely vacation in Bermuda, this accommodation and Michael & Lesley helped to make our visit special!
We had the most wonderful time at Michael and Lesley's property. The cottage is exactly as it appears in the listing, and has everything you could need. In the run up to our trip, Lesley was so helpful- responding very quickly to emails and offering us lots of useful advice from customs information to how to book an airport transfer.
The cottage is situated a very short walk from the supermarket, which makes it so easy to self cater. The most beautiful beaches are a pleasant 15-20 minute walk away, and the bus stop is very close by for longer trips. During our stay Michael and Lesley were most generous with their knowledge, and the information pack about activities in Bermuda is extensive. Michael even took us to the post office to buy bus tickets which was exceedingly kind.
We wouldn't hesitate to return to Michael and Lesley's cottage, it really was a perfect few days. Thanks again!
We have just spent a week in Michael and Lesley's 'Cottage'. We have enjoyed a fantastic experience this being our first Airbnb booking.
Communication was outstanding and prompt from first contact. There was an email welcome with lots of information and all questions were answered quickly and honestly We quickly began to trust them and our decision to stay with them was thereafter easy.
On arrival there are leaflets and guidebooks in the cottage and two huge files of information collated by Lesley that were invaluable to first time visitors.
We received a warm welcome from both who were always available to talk and for guidance without being intrusive. The accommodation is truly spacious and 'spotless'. It was fully equipped and not only were several sets of towels and good cotton linen provided but also 4 sets of beach towels.
The kitchen had a full sized fridge freezers and all appliances we needed. All detergents and washing liquids, sponges cloths and even waste bags were available as well as seasoning. There were fans in all rooms and the air conditioning worked whenever required.
We felt at all times safe and secure.
Whilst the 'growing' season was over some of the little home produced vegetables they had were shared with us and were the freshest and best we had.
The best beaches on the Island are within walking distance, about 20 minutes to Horseshoe beach and 30 minutes to our preference Warwick Long beach. There are Taxis available on Middle Road and the south beech road for about 10 dollars if you do not like to walk or are heavily loaded.
The 8 bus stops almost outside Grasmere Road and buses were our preferred means of travel to each end of the Island.
We enjoyed Hamilton and St Georges; Dockyard less so being very touristy.
There is a large supermarket The Market Place a very short walk away although we preferred the quality of Lindo's a bus ride away. Michael kindly drove us there the first time as well as taking us by car to the post office to buy our bus tickets.
Lesley finding we had left a wash load in the washing machine one afternoon took the trouble of hanging our clothes for drying folding and delivering them back to us, to our great surprise and gratitude.
Service well above the call of duty.
Michael and Lesley are warm caring hosts who understand travel and are dedicated to providing a superior homely service. We highly recommend them and their accommodation to anyone.
Thank you Michael and Lesley for making our stay so pleasant and enjoyable.
It was another incredible week at the Archer's. Lesley and Michael are wonderful hosts and take much pride in their roles. We truly feel at home here. This was our second year at the cottage and it will continue to be our go-to place on the island.
We had an amazing time. The description of the home was spot on. The home had everything you would need on a relaxing trip to Bermuda. The house was conveniently located on the island. They were very welcoming and made us feel very comfortable. The Archer's were there for us anytime we might have needed something, and they made our vacation stress free. We would with out hesitation stay here again.